:aw–HC takes suo moto cognisance on waterlogging in Delhi

July 16, 2018

New Delhi:The Delhi High Court on Monday took suo moto cognisance of the water logging problem in Delhi and asked the state government, civic authorities and other to file response related to the issue.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar asked the Delhi Jal Board to file a response explainning the water drainage system in the national capital.

Taking account of recently published news reports on waterlogging, the court said it was shocking that this was happening year after year, and asked why this was so.

The court has listed the matter for further hearing on July 26.

On Friday heavy rainfall led to waterlogging on several arterial roads and created traffic chaos in the national capital.

It has exposed the tall claims of monsoon preparedness by agencies as a bus was stuck under the Minto Bridge in central Delhi.(IANS)

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